About

Stillness Center, a meditation teaching practice, was founded in Fort Collins, Colorado in early 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged.

A Stillness Center is within each of us, as a sense of being fully in the here and now. Daily meditation practice is a method of directly contacting the Stillness within, promoting the release of unhealthy stress, increasing vitality and deepening self-awareness.

Five reasons to meditate:

  1. Reduce stress and anxiety
  2. Become more self-aware and present
  3. Increase energy and vitality
  4. Greater focus and clarity
  5. Greater happiness and well-being

My story: I have been a long-time meditator, going back nearly 20 years. As my meditation practice deepened, I found myself meditating for hours each day and night. But things are busy and this practice became quite difficult to manage based on the demands of daily life. I didn’t have enough hours in the day.

As I worked on achieving a better balance between my inner and outer worlds, I came across a book called The Golden Sequence. In the book, Jonni Pollard, a teacher from the Vedic tradition, outlines a process by which we can develop the skills necessary to reclaim our humanity and become more “professional human beings”.

I was compelled, so I completed the 1 Giant Mind teacher training program and was certified to teach meditation in early 2020. Stillness Center teaches a “Being” technique which is based on ancient Vedic practice. This technique is practiced for 20 minutes twice daily (morning and mid-afternoon), and creates mental space for us to become directly aware of the simplicity of our own existence in the present moment. I’ve found that teaching others to meditate is a great joy that deepens my learning and practice.

Stillness Center offers a 3-day Learn Meditation course. The Vedic technique taught is an easy and practical method that anyone can learn, allowing seekers of all stripes to find the Stillness within. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators.

Feel free to watch all or part of the intro video below, in which I describe my vision for Stillness Center and offer a short guided meditation (Special Note: please feel free to listen to my entire talk, or simply fast forward to the guided meditation portion of the YouTube video, starting @ time stamp 22:22).

Even more info: The Stillness Center is also a place. A purpose-built retreat center is coming into being in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Designs of the primary center building are below; a ground-breaking ceremony is planned for Spring 2023.